We’re time-starved and so we’re demanding. That’s probably the raison d’etre of multitasking products – to give us more freedom to use them whichever way we deem they fit our needs and lifestyles.
Dr Ci:Labo Aqua-Collagen Gel
In four variants for different skin concerns, this is the bestseller of the Japanese brand and is known for its super-hydrating jelly-like formula.
Use it as a moisturiser: After your serum or essence, applied it as the final step to your regime to seal all the goodness from your other skincare products within your skin. Your skin will feel hydrated and refreshed.
Use it as a sleeping mask: Apply a generous amount onto entire face and simply go to bed! You’d wake up with visibly brighter skin that feels supple and rested the next day.
Use it as a makeup base: No need for primers if you’re using this in the morning. This helps make the skin a better canvas for makeup and brightens up skin instantly.
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence
The bestseller of SK-II is known as “miracle water” probably because it can treat whatever problem you wish it could address.
Use it as a toner: Dab cotton pad with it and apply onto your face in an upward motion. This helps to cleanse your skin, refine pores and get rid of dead skin.
Use it as a moisturizer: Pour some out onto your palm, and then pat it all over your skin till it’s fully absorbed. Your skin will feel instantly refreshed, moisturized and radiant-looking.
Use it as an eye mask: Soak two cotton pads with the essence and leave it on your eye area for 15 minutes. This regime instantly soothe puffiness of the eyes and leaves the eye contours looking brighter and fresher.
Perricone MD Chia Serum
Formulated by board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Perricone, this serum is fortified with chia oil and fat-soluble essential vitamins and promises to deliver nourishment and moisture to the skin.
Use it as a makeup base: Before applying makeup, pat Chia Serum all over the skin to help retain moisture and smoothen the appearance of skin. The formula is luxurious, so a little goes a long way.
Use it as a moisturizer booster: Add a few drops into your daily moisturizer to boost the effects of it. It’s like steroids to your usual regime.
Use it as a midday perk-me-up: If your skin feels dry and makeup starts to crack in the air-conditioned environment, touch up your makeup with a few drops of this serum. Apply it over your makeup on spots that are prone to dryness.
La Prairie Cellular Energizing Body Spray
Think La Prairie and you’d probably think of its luxurious skincare and lavish perfumes. This product combines the two things the brand is known for by delivering marine-derived skin-rejuvenating benefits and an alluring scent.
Use it as a makeup mist: Point it around 15cm away from your face, and spritz it when your makeup feels like it needs a breath of life. This can help set your makeup so it’ll last longer.
Use it as a perfume: If you’re not a fan of strong fragrances, and prefer something subtle and invigorating, use the spray as an alternative to perfume. Similar to perfume, spray it onto your pulse points.
Use it as a body spray: Use it after your shower as a moisturizer or after physical activities to cool yourself down.
Vichy Thermal Spa Water
100 per cent pure – from the thermal water of Vichy, France, and enriched with 15 rare minerals, this is known a multi-purpose solution that’s recommended even for those with sensitive skin.
Use it as a toner: Spray this onto a cotton pad and swipe it on your skin in an upwards motion to prep your skin for the rest of your skincare regime.
Use it to soothe sunburn: Back from your beach vacation and is trying to nurse a raging burn? Spritz this onto the affected area to cool it down and to soothe it.
Use it to alleviate insect bites: You probably wouldn’t have guessed, but this product is also recommended for alleviating insect bites! Because the thermal spa water has anti-inflammatory properties, you can use it to soothe bites too!
Olivella Moisturizer Oil
Olive oil has been use for thousands of years by Mediterranean women as a beauty staple. Hailing from Italy, Olivella harnesses the benefits of olive oil in one of its bestseller – the Moisturizer Oil, to deliver antioxidant, vitamin E and hydration to hair, skin and nails.
Use it as a moisturizer: All you need is one to two drops to slather the product all over your skin. This acts as a great moisturizer even for those with oily skin.
Use it to condition the ends of your hair: Are the ends of your hair particularly dry? Rub a little of this onto it to calm frizz and make your hair look shinier.
Use it as a cuticle conditioner: Apply some onto your cuticles to keep them from looking dry. The vitamin E and squalene that can be found naturally in olive oil can also help your skin become stronger and healthier.